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Archive for May 10, 2002

Insurance firm's practices probed
The state insurance division is investigating a business arrangement between the Nevada State Medical Association and St. Paul insurance company as the agency tries to resolve the medical malpractice insurance crisis.
11:19 a.m.
Krolicki's plan for revenue OK'd
The Legislative Interim Finance Committee asked for a legal opinion whether Krolicki's plan would violate the law on investments.
11:19 a.m.
Secretary of state files for re-election
CARSON CITY -- Secretary of State Dean Heller filed today for a third term and said he will "pursue higher office" in four years.
11:19 a.m.
New York officer in town to honor fallen comrades
In the line of duty
11:18 a.m.
Binion action to await high court
District Judge Joseph Bonaventure today stayed all proceedings in the Ted Binion murder case, including whether to remove the lawyer for one of the gambling figure's convicted killers until the Nevada Supreme Court rules on ...
11:17 a.m.
Strip news racks lawsuit nixed
A sex company has no constitutional right to place news racks for its advertisements on the privately owned sidewalks in front of casino resorts on the Las Vegas Strip, a federal judge ruled Thursday.
11:14 a.m.
Veteran producer Seybold dies
For the longest time, Las Vegas show producer/director Harry Seybold refused to get business cards.
11:14 a.m.
Travel wholesaler helps rebuild LV numbers
Bill La Macchia Jr. was looking forward to implementing some new ideas and freshening the culture at Mark Travel Corp. last Sept. 4 when he took charge of the company his father established in 1974.
11:14 a.m.
Guinn's options limited in doctor crisis
The Legislative Subcommittee to Study Medical Malpractice will meet Monday at 9:30 a.m. at the Sawyer State Office Building, 555 E. Washington Ave., Room 4401. The meeting will be simulcast in Carson City.
11:14 a.m.
Resort operators unite in contract struggle
In an effort to speed up negotiations to beat a June 1 strike deadline, two major casino companies are joining forces to present a united response to the Culinary Union's contract proposal.
11:12 a.m.
Survey reveals questions about gaming revenue
A survey conducted for the American Gaming Association says most Americans agree legalized casino gambling is a good way for cities and states to generate money without raising taxes, but a quarter of those surveyed ...
11:12 a.m.
Teenager suspect in crime spree
Isaac Perez always wanted a Lincoln Town Car. Even when his cousin would poke fun of him, calling it an old man's car, Perez never wavered. He wanted a Town Car.
11:12 a.m.
Grand Canyon air tour combatants spar in court
WASHINGTON -- Federal regulations allow too many sightseeing planes over the Grand Canyon, ruining the experience for people on the ground, an environmental group argued before a federal appeals court Thursday.
11:12 a.m.
Planning Commission deadlocked on ride
Residents living east of the Stratosphere won a victory of sorts Thursday to keep the casino's proposed thrill ride out of their neighborhood, but their next mission lies ahead in convincing the City Council to ...
11:12 a.m.
Lunchtime crash kills student, injures 4 others
Las Vegas High School students cried after classes Thursday when they learned that five of their friends had been involved in a serious accident that killed one.
11:11 a.m.
Tropicana dealer seeks decertification of union
Suzette Parker, a Tropicana dealer, could not be reached for comment on why she filed the petition. It was filed about a month after dealers at the Stratosphere hotel-casino voted to decertify the union.
11:11 a.m.
Union election under way
This election is the second since 1999. It targets employees like buyers, cashiers, clerical assistants, video technicians, radiology technicians and assistant nursing trainees.
11:11 a.m.
Tech giant cutting jobs
The jobs lost will be less than 3 percent of the International Business Machines Corp.'s worldwide work force of 320,000, but most of the cutbacks will come among the company's 160,000 employees in the United ...
11:11 a.m.
MGM MIRAGE, Harrah's execs are selling stock
Meanwhile, two top executives with MGM MIRAGE filed separately with the SEC to sell more than $7 million in company stock.
11:11 a.m.
Anti-Yucca message spreads to Oregon, Utah
WASHINGTON -- An Australian rock band playing a gig in Oregon and a television commercial running in Utah urged senators in the two states to vote against Yucca Mountain.
11:08 a.m.
Company expects $53.3M charge from refinancing
The Venetian announced earlier this week that it plans to sell $850 million in new mortgage bonds, and open a new $480 million credit facility. Proceeds from this offering will be used to buy back ...
11:06 a.m.
County ends UMC contract with firm run by candidate
One day after the political season fully bloomed with the opening of filing, Clark County commissioners voted not to renew a $1.9 million contract held by a firm that has an executive running against an ...
11:06 a.m.
CAT's drivers scratch contract
Drivers and mechanics voted overwhelmingly this week to reject a contract from the company running Clark County's public bus system, moving one step closer to a threatened strike.
11:05 a.m.
Rebels defeat CSU in MWC tournament
Timely hitting was the key for the Rebels as three of the team's eight hits came in the fourth. Carrie Bayless led off the inning with an infield single and the Rams walked both Geney ...
10:17 a.m.
UNLV honors Olympic sports athletes
Tennis' Thomas Schneiter and swimming's Jacint Simon are the nominees for this year's Sportsman of the Year award, which will be announced following the completion of all spring sports.
10:16 a.m.
51s outlast Oklahoma in 14-inning marathon
Kinkade's game-winning hit came off Rob Bell, who the Texas Rangers optioned to the RedHawks on Wednesday.
10:15 a.m.
Obituaries for May 10, 2002
Amelia Agliani-Cullivan, 83, of Las Vegas died Monday in a local hospital. She was born May 31, 1918, in Chino, Calif. A former Las Vegas resident during the 1940s and again a Las Vegas resident ...
10:08 a.m.
Illinois regulators mull new Emerald deal
CHICAGO -- The Illinois Gaming Board met in closed session Thursday to consider a new settlement offer from Emerald Casino Inc., just days after top aides to Gov. George Ryan summoned board members individually for ...
9:54 a.m.
NevadaCare raises reimbursement for obstetricians
Nevada's largest health maintenance organization for Medicaid patients informed the state that it will significantly increase reimbursement to obstetricians for prenatal care and delivery services.
9:53 a.m.
PCL box: Las Vegas - Oklahoma
WP--Nurray, Bell. HP--Alverez, Williams (2). Time--4:01. Attendance--11,010.
9:53 a.m.
Witnesses in conflict on Lobato mutilation story
A Panaca man told jurors Thursday he overheard Kirstin Blaise Lobato tell his girlfriend she mutilated a man who tried to attack her. The girlfriend, however, said Lobato never told her that.
9:50 a.m.
Officials hope casino gambling boosts area near KC Speedway
KANSAS CITY, Kan. -- Some officials gathering at the Kansas Speedway left no doubt about their desire to see legalized gambling expanded in the state.
9:50 a.m.
City Council delays vote on casino deal
Some council members had said the casinos should have to pay the city millions more than Kilpatrick negotiated. But they said they would postpone a vote until they could meet with Kilpatrick, who returns next ...
9:49 a.m.
Tiffany still seeks schools split
Assemblywoman Sandra Tiffany, R-Henderson, said Wednesday she will again try to push through legislation that would break up the Clark County School District.
9:48 a.m.
No new anti-anthrax measures planned by local post offices
Las Vegas postal officials say they will not increase measures at already cautious operations locally after 20 pieces of mail at the Federal Reserve in Washington tested positive for anthrax during initial screenings.
9:48 a.m.
Straight but not narrow invited to Gay Pride parade
You don't have to be gay to be happy at the Gay Pride parade tonight or at the festival on Saturday.
9:48 a.m.
Official takes national post
Peck will serve the group for four years, including a year each as president-elect and immediate past president.
9:47 a.m.
Teachers call land purchase a waste of school money
Simmering tensions over budget cuts, salary negotiations and fiscal priorities bubbled over Thursday between the Clark County School Board and teachers.
9:47 a.m.
News briefs for May 10, 2002
An Arizona man facing murder charges in connection with an April 27 biker confrontation posted bail Thursday.
9:45 a.m.
Heroic dog brings award to shelter
The Animal Foundation of Nevada has received the prestigious Lewyt Award from Animal People newspaper for the heroic actions of one of its dogs who recently nursed to health four homeless kittens.
9:44 a.m.
Columnist Steve Guiremand: CCSN likes league of its own
Tim Chambers' Community College of Southern Nevada baseball squad has lost almost as many games this season (16) as it did its first two years combined (19).
9:33 a.m.
CCSN downs N. Idaho to remain alive
ST. GEORGE, Utah -- A game against North Idaho proved to be a quick fix for the Community College of Southern Nevada baseball team.
9:32 a.m.
Letter: Keep wilderness access open
As a member of the Southern Nevada Off-Road Enthusiasts, she has worked on the small-game watering systems that support wildlife. As president of Southern Nevada Off Road Enthusiasts, I know that Shepard has been on ...
9:24 a.m.
Letter: Nevada turns its back on kids' education
Now I'm a mother of two young girls who will not be afforded the same wonderful school days that we took for granted. I played softball. I was on the tennis team as well as ...
9:23 a.m.
Editorial: Ashcroft's answer speaks volumes
A reporter asked if nuclear waste transportation will be susceptible to terrorist attacks. The question was reasonable given Ashcroft's current position and his voting record as U.S. senator from Missouri. In 1997, for example, he ...
9:23 a.m.
Editorial: City treats homeless like dirt
The latest incident was this past Saturday at dawn, when 50 to 75 homeless men and women were moved along by city marshals from two camps in the downtown area. There were no social services ...
9:23 a.m.
Basic hangs on to edge LV High
After just three batters and four pitches, Thursday's 4A Sunrise Region Baseball Tournament game between Basic and Las Vegas had rout written all over it.
9:20 a.m.
Columnist Brian Hilderbrand: Indy safety not off the (soft) wall
The new soft walls installed last week at Indianapolis Motor Speedway have undergone two real-world tests since practice opened Sunday and the consensus among drivers and Indy Racing League officials is that the energy-absorbing barriers ...
9:18 a.m.
UNLV women expect tough test from Oregon in NCAA tennis
With a healthy squad, the UNLV women's tennis team confidently heads into the first round of the NCAA Division I team championships that start Saturday.
9:16 a.m.
Dismore stuffs Schmidt's car into first-turn wall at Indy
Dismore climbed from the badly damaged car and a medical evaluation revealed he suffered a concussion. His fast lap of the day was 226.280 mph in the Grill 2 Go Dallara/Chevrolet owned by Schmidt.
9:15 a.m.
Sunset golf finally settled by tiebreaker
Deadlocked at 390 strokes apiece through five golfers, Bonanza and Durango went to their alternate, with the Bengals' Wade Monk edging Joe Wattoo 86-91.
9:14 a.m.
BLM will auction 216 acres
The federal Bureau of Land Management will offer 216 acres of the Las Vegas Valley for sale Tuesday.
9:12 a.m.
Regents to submit budget of $161 million to state
The Board of Regents made a $161 million budget request during a special meeting Thursday, although the entire request is not expected to be approved by the state.
9:11 a.m.
Protection for frog not expected to threaten development
To most people, the relict leopard frog looks unremarkable -- a brown, spotted amphibian as long as your little finger.
9:11 a.m.
Success is sweet for members of Honey
Carol Maillard has a simple theory about life's paths:
9:11 a.m.
Review: 'Ultimate X' thrills with spills
Perfectly paced at just 40 minutes and propelled by a soundtrack ranging from Black Sabbath to Moby, "Ultimate X" is more thrilling than "Spider-Man," and it's as real as falling off a bike.
9:07 a.m.
Columnist Susan Snyder: Man, what a gift for Mom
Diamonds? Only if you're Norman Bates.
8:59 a.m.
Jedi junction: East Las Vegas residents battle good and evil on 'Star Wars' streets
In 1978 a small, now-defunct Las Vegas developer, Sproul Homes, brought that galaxy much closer to home, specifically east off East Russell Road, just past Mountain Vista Street.
8:58 a.m.
'Here is New York' at The Rio
The "Here is New York Exhibit," which is free to the public, will be in Las Vegas through Tuesday. Customers may buy any of the displayed prints for $25 each. All proceeds will go to ...
8:54 a.m.
Political notebook: Democrats looking for surprises at state convention
When Democrats convene tonight for their state convention, party faithful will be hoping for a repeat of their last gathering.
8:54 a.m.
Columnist Muriel Stevens: Mother's Day options a veritable feast
Mayflower Cuisinier at 4750 W. Sahara Ave. (behind Borders Book Shop & Cafe) is featuring a Mother's Day a la carte brunch, 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Among the many choices are: stir-fried chicken with ...
8:54 a.m.
Datebook for May 10, 2002
More than 200 national artists present their works at the fifth-annual outdoor ArtFest of Henderson from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday and Sunday on Water Street in Henderson. Call (888) ART-FEST.
8:53 a.m.
Columnist Jerry Fink: Ricci's career ascended from lounges
Well, Le Bistro Theatre was a lounge before Ricci leased the room a couple of months ago and turned it into a 200-seat showroom and began charging admission.
8:53 a.m.
On Display for May 10, 2002
"Here Is New York," an exhibit of 300 photos taken after Sept. 11, is on display through Tuesday at The Rio's Mein Room. Admission is free. Call 252-7777.
8:52 a.m.
Review: Lucas' latest 'Star Wars' wields universal appeal
In time I may regret the 3 1/2-star rating of "Star Wars Episode II Attack of the Clones," which opens Thursday, accompanying this review. The possibility exists. I gave a similar rating to "The Phantom ...
8:52 a.m.
Herrera files for new House seat
Clark County Commission Chairman Dario Herrera returned from Washington on Thursday with more desire than ever to represent Nevada.
8:51 a.m.
Mark Gibbons files for Young's post on Supreme Court
CARSON CITY -- District Judge Mark Gibbons of Las Vegas says the Nevada Supreme Court might be able to speed up processing of cases by using more senior judges.
8:51 a.m.
Candidate filings
The following people filed to run for office Thursday. The filing period ends May 20. An (*) by the name denotes incumbency.
8:50 a.m.
Southern Nevada high school students win journalism awards
Busch was named Student Journalist of the Year and Getahun received the CLASS! founders award for excellence in high school journalism. Each received a $500 scholarship.
8:46 a.m.
Community news briefs for May 10, 2002
The Las Vegas Dynasty girls softball group is recruiting players under 16 years old for a traveling team scheduled to compete in state, junior Olympic and travel tournaments.
8:45 a.m.
Performing arts for May 10, 2002
Plays staged
8:43 a.m.
DVD Review: 'Ocean's Eleven' remake a roller coaster ride
The former is by one of the hottest directors in the business, the latter by three above-the-title stars -- and remarkably, both groups are delighted by the film they're discussing, sometime lapsing into silence as ...
8:42 a.m.
Ralph Siraco's selections for Saturday's races at Hollywood Park
1st Race -- BALTORO - Training at Santa Anita, bug boy Trujillo atop Gonzalez trainee for owners McCaffery & Toffan, bullish on graduation. BET ON BRAD - Flores aboard Cerin trainee, draws good post for ...
8:40 a.m.
Saturday's horse racing entries
Post Time 1:15 p.m.
8:39 a.m.
Prep Baseball and Softball All-Star players
All-Southern Nevada
8:38 a.m.
Review: Lyne is 'Unfaithful' to latest flick
I've never liked Richard Gere much. He emotes by squinting, even when he's supposed to be happy. While I concede that he gets the point across most of the time -- it's a nuanced squint ...
8:37 a.m.
'Main Event' pulls no punches with Sinatra legacy
Impresario Jeff Kutash has created a magnificent tribute to the life and times of Frank Sinatra.
8:30 a.m.
Columnist Joe Delaney: Local stars take the stage for benefit concert
The late Williams is best remembered as a blues singer and his years (1954-1961) with the Count Basie Orchestra and hit recordings of "Every Day I Get the Blues" and "All Right, Okay, You Win" ...
8:29 a.m.
Review: 'Enigma' marked by solid acting
In Michael Apted's World War II drama "Enigma," the geeks finally have their say. Sure, Russell Crowe plays a mathematician in "A Beautiful Mind," but he was also a math geek with the body of ...
8:29 a.m.
Where I Stand -- Mike O'Callaghan: Mothers are special
As I have written before, we didn't have money for doctors or medical care, which was 15 miles down a rutted road. It was mom who cared for us when we suffered from measles, bronchial ...
4:28 a.m.
Legislature likely to debate power
4:27 a.m.
Columnist Erin Neff: Nothing like a mushroom cloud to make us proud
There's nothing wrong with honoring a key part of Nevada's past. The problem is that the featured bright mushroom cloud may not just be an historic emblem, but a portent of gloom for the future.
4:26 a.m.
Columnist Benjamin Grove: Historic vote on Yucca full of drama
Lawmakers voted to approve the nuclear waste dump and send it to the Senate with a 306-117 vote. Three and a half hours of debate were spiced with strange, poignant and a few amusing moments.
4:26 a.m.
Columnist Jon Ralston: Inept efforts in Yucca defeat
And then there was Porter, who also was there on Capitol Hill, donning his T-shirt emblazoned with the slogan, "Watch me be ineffectual on the national stage." Porter's persuasive powers were prodigious, as 13 out ...
4:23 a.m.
Editorial: A 'crisis' begging for statistics
Perhaps that's one reason why Nevada's medical malpractice crisis is not producing a mutually agreeable solution. An obstetrician gets considerable press coverage by saying he's not seeing any new patients. Another specialist declares he's leaving ...
4:22 a.m.
Columnist Jeff German: Skirmish rekindles '84 strike memories
McCracken can't help but recall a similar case of violence at the Las Vegas Hilton in the weeks leading up to the bitter Culinary Union strike of 1984, the last time the union walked out ...
4:21 a.m.
Editorial: Business as usual for terrorist Arafat
In the past Arafat has employed a "revolving door" theory of criminal justice, releasing terrorism suspects just about as fast as they are apprehended. Once international pressure relents, the terrorists are let loose again, allowing ...
4:20 a.m.
Letter: Clinton-bashing hurts credibility
They don't have to mean anything, make a legitimate point, or raise an important question ... they just have to be critical. They have marginalized themselves and made almost everything they claim to stand for ...
4:05 a.m.
Letter: Mayor spews absurdities on homeless issue
The Homelessness Task Force the mayor refers to is a sham that seeks only to displace local government responsibility to private charity. Most of the money devoted to direct provision for the homeless in the ...
4:05 a.m.
Community salutes Mothers of the Year
Nine women recently were honored as Clark County Mothers of the Year in several categories.
2:36 a.m.
Columnist Susan Snyder: Making waves at Lake Mead ramp launch
It was windy, but the sun danced on the ripples of Lake Mead's Callville Bay as they lowered their low-riding blue bass boat into the water. Not another boater was in sight because it was ...
2:35 a.m.
Mama's girl
2:34 a.m.

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